Charles Bronfman Prize Call for Nominations

bronfman prize logoThe Charles Bronfman Prize is now accepting nominations for its 11th annual Prize recognizing dynamic young humanitarians, inspired by Jewish values, whose innovation and global impact serves as inspiration for the next generations.

Now entering its second decade, The Charles Bronfman Prize was established in 2004 by Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Stephen Bronfman, together with their spouses, Andrew Hauptman and Claudine Blondin Bronfman, to honor their father on his 70th birthday. The Prize celebrates his values and his commitment to young people and their potential as global change makers.

In its first ten years, The Charles Bronfman Prize recognized twelve outstanding individuals and teams having a dramatic impact on the world’s pressing challenges in the fields of education, health, the environment, poverty and human rights. Prize laureates have improved the lives of more than 20 million people on six continents.

The Charles Bronfman Prize accepts nominations in all areas of humanitarian endeavor across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Nominations will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Individuals or teams who created the vision upon which an organization is based;
  • Nominees who have not reached their 50th birthday by the close of the nomination period on January 15, 2015;
  • Next generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way;
  • Nominees who have created a mechanism for acting on their vision in ways that deliver measurable results;
  • Nominees who exhibit innovation, leadership and impact in their chosen field;
  • Nominees whose Jewish values and universal regard for humanity inspire and serve as a model for future generations.

The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2014. Full guidelines and forms for nomination may be downloaded at